November 20, 2016
Wasn’t it great? I refer to Donald Trump’s Triumph in the U.S. Presidential Election. Right up until the end experts were predicting a Hillary victory, which is clearly what many of them wanted.
At our house, we stayed up to the wee hours of the following morning and it was fun. Did you see the shots of the activists at Hillary’s watch party? They were devastated.
It was great to see Trump defeat the Democrats and Mainstream Media (or do I repeat myself?).
Look at everything Trump and his campaign endured. The Republican elite tried to stop Trump, as did the Democrats, the Mainstream Media, and the government of Mexico.
And yet, Trump won. And part of the fun of it was the comeuppance received by the Bush Family and the Republican Establishment, the Mainstream Media and the Clinton Machine.
You’ve got to just bask in the glow of the Trump Triumph.
But after celebrating, we have to look at the big picture and steel ourselves for the battles that yet remain to be fought. For the Trump victory is not the end by any means.
To be sure, keeping the Clintons out of the White House was, in itself, a great public service.
Can you imagine a President Hillary Clinton as president enacting her agenda and appointing Supreme Court justices?
As a sideshow, can you imagine former president Bill Clinton as – well, there’s no precedent for it in American history – “First Gentleman” (though that doesn’t sound quite right). Can you imagine Bill Clinton loose in the White House with no responsibilities?
The Clinton Machine was stopped, and that’s great. Beyond that, there are plenty of things about the Trump Platform that are worthy of celebration.
Trump has pledged to secure the border with Mexico and start enforcing the law, and has even put such formerly taboo subjects as legal immigration and Muslim immigration on the table.
Trump has pointed the way to a less interventionist foreign policy and better relations with Russia. Hey, the Cold War has been over twenty-five years, it’s about time! Plus, we have common interests with Russia and we ought to cultivate them.
Trump has been bold in his speech, not always careful about how he said things, but willing to buck the tyranny of “political correctness”. And that’s a step in the right direction.
It’s great that Trump won. But let’s not kid ourselves into thinking that a Trump presidency will, in and of itself, save the country. It’s really an opportunity to save our country, if we take advantage of it.
To save America, the Trump Triumph was necessary, but in and of itself it’s not sufficient.
There are so many problems in our country, and you can’t blame them all on Obama, or Hillary, or the Democrats, though they’ve worked to make things worse.
The loss of traditional moral values and a common American identity, family disintegration, the brainwashing of our young in public institutions of “learning” - these are all very deeply rooted problems that aren’t going away soon.
Our families are in trouble and our schools are in trouble. Our entertainment industry is a bad influence. Even the churches are not doing all that they should to properly educate American Christians. Many churches are too influenced by pop psychology and have compromised on important doctrinal and moral issues.
Add to that the continuous arrival of new immigrants who, if they vote, overwhelmingly vote for the Democrats. This process would eventually transform the U.S. into a one-party socialist state. If mass immigration isn’t radically reduced, and if the immigrants already here don’t assimilate, then the United States as we know it is doomed.
If the Trump Administration could slow the demographic transformation of the U.S., it might give us more time to get our act together. Maybe. We hope.
We also need to be prepared to hold Trump’s feet to the fire, in case he wavers in some of his principal campaign pledges. We need to keep a lot of pressure on the U.S. Congress.
And we need to educate our fellow citizens.
Maybe, just maybe, if we do all this, we can slow and hopefully reduce America’s decline, and maybe even reverse it.
Thank God for the Donald Trump Triumph, and let’s make the best of it. There may not be another such chance.
© 2016 Allan Wall - All Rights Reserved
Allan Wall recently returned to the U.S. after residing many years in Mexico.